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Restaurants in Dublin

If your idea of Irish fare starts and stops with corned beef and cabbage, Dublin restaurants will surprise you. Ireland's capital now has no shortage of excellent dining options, from traditional Irish cuisine, updated versions of it, and international fare.

If you are looking for Italian, head to the Quartier Bloom and the Enoteca delle Langhe with its excellent wine list accompanied and by platters of cured meats and cheeses. If you are looking for something more substantial, specialties include seafood risotto and spaghetti Bolognese.

Town Bar and Grill on Kildare Street is another popular option with its Italian meets Irish look and food. The floors of the dining room are made out of terracotta while a rotating collection of artworks are hung on the walls. The restaurant mixes Irish ingredients with Italian techniques and offers dishes like braised rabbit with lardons, fresh vegetables, and mascarpone mash.

Ask any local for their list of the best restaurants in Dublin and you'll likely hear the names in this guide. For travelers on a budget, restaurants in Dublin are surprisingly affordable (especially if you compare them to New York or London prices).

  • Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill

    A newly opened offshoot of the eponymous oyster bar in London, this Bentley’s marks a return of Irish chef Richard Corrigan to his native turf. (Yo... More
  • Bewley’s Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In the back are stained-glass windows, designed by the early-20th-century craftsman Harry Clarke, glowing with parrots and feathery foliage. Clarke... More
  • Cake Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At Michelle Darmody's Cake Café, a restaurant in the Portobello neighborhood, the building was designed to be sustainable and with materials that w... More
  • Chapter One

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Dublin diners were hardly surprised when Chapter One was awarded a Michelin star in 2007; in fact, many wondered why the recognition for this hidde... More
  • Ely

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    As one-third of the Ely group of restaurants, this wine bar supplies guests with 400 options by the bottle, of which, nearly 100 are served by the ... More
  • Enoteca delle Langhe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The Quartier Bloom is Dublin’s small, but busy Italian district. It is home to a handful of shops and restaurants, one of which is the wine-focused... More
  • Fallon & Byrne

    Dublin was once a foodie’s worst nightmare, but the last decade has seen a massive improvement in the city’s communal palate—with cappuccino bars, ... More
  • Gruel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Leo Burdocks

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    No visit to Dublin is complete without a taste of the city’s signature treat: a bag of greasy, deliciously crunchy fried cod and chips. And there’s... More
  • L'Gueuleton

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Reservations aren’t accepted at this superb, if slightly self-conscious bistro, which is unmarked by signage of any sort (you’ll find the door besi... More
  • Mermaid Café, Dublin

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Suffused with an understated attitude of perennial hipness, the Mermaid has been an oasis of cool since it opened in 1996. The space is bright, cle... More
  • Mint, Dublin

  • Patrick Guilbaud

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    For almost 30 years, Cognac native Patrick Guilbaud has dominated Dublin’s culinary landscape—and with good reason. The dining room of his namesake... More
  • Quay 16

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A dramatic restaurant setting can often mean underwhelming food—but Quay 16 is a happy exception to this rule. Set aboard the MV Cill Airne, a deco... More
  • Roly's Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The Irish comfort food at Roly’s is served in a dining room with yellow-painted walls, white linen-covered tables, and maroon banquettes. Located d... More

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